even then, i really don't see where this thread really has much of a purpose other than boosting someone's ego at the sake of everyone else who posts here. i'm not trying to discourage giving someone praise for their works. on the contrary, you already have a space to do that: within the thread which the fanart/fanfic is. we really don't need to place everyone in a vote to see who the best writer/artist is.
See the struggle of the faithless lot as they negate their time
How low to sink to the depths of their frame of mind